Summary

All the recordings and materials are up!

This virtual symposium, which was held in conjunction with the 2022 Einstein Foundation Award ceremony, researchers from across the world discussed the global perspective on responsible science. The event was organized by early career researchers from around the world and provided a forum for scientists from the Global South and North to bridge existing gaps and to discuss Open Access and Open Science approaches.

Building on these perspectives, the symposium organizers, six eLife Ambassadors, and the symposium participants plan to publish a manifesto and formulate recommendations for researchers, publishers, and funders. The idea to place the event’s organizational responsibility in the hands of early career researchers themselves – the symposium’s target group – came from Ulrich Dirnagl, Founding Director of the QUEST Center at the Berlin Institute of Health (BIH) at Charité – Universitätsmedizin and Einstein Foundation Award Secretary.

With registrations from early career researchers spanning more than 40 countries, including Algeria, Argentina, Jordan, Nigeria, Sri Lanka, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Yemen, and the United Arab Emirates, the event highlighted the significance attached to these issues.

Keynote speakers included Chelle Gentemann, Head of NASA’s Transform to Open Science program, Joy Owango, Founding Director of the Kenya-based Training Center in Communication (TCC Africa) and board member of AfricArXiv, Noorsaadah Abd Rahman, Chair of the Malaysia Open Science Platform (MOSP), and Leslie Chan of the Knowledge Equity Lab. All keynotes, a panel discussion with representatives of the Wellcome Trust and the Global Sustainability Coalition for Open Science Services (SCOSS), among others, and additional short talks can be found in this Zenodo collection and its associated recordings are available online.

The symposium was organized by the Einstein Foundation Berlin in partnership with the eLife Ambassador Program, the BIH QUEST Center, the Berlin University Alliance, and Oxford in Berlin.